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Endless Poetry (2017)

Alejandro Jodorowsky's surreal style, unleashed

Drama, Fantasy

7.0

movie

Chile, France

English, French, Spanish

Weird

2017

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Adan Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer

130 min

Synopsis

A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.

Our Take

7.0
Bilal Zouheir

This extremely unusual movie about the life of legendary Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (as in Jodorowsky’s Dune) was financed by an Indiegogo campaign, giving his already unusual style full freedom. There are cardboard trains, ninjas, and disturbing sex scenes. It all serves to tell his life of growing up in a bohemian neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, going against his family, becoming a poet, and joining the Chilean avant-guard movement. Jodorowsky, now 91 years old, went on a 23 year hiatus before making this movie and its prequel, The Dance of Reality, both about his life.

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